GMAR Weekly Email Digest: 8/27/2018
Ge t involved in the GMAR
Strategic Planning Task Force


Join the Strategic Planning Task Force for its first meeting on Friday, September 7th at the GMAR.

The task force will meet approximately 3 to 4 times a year to examine members' opinions of the home buying/selling process, trends in consumer behavior, and what the real estate market will be like over the next 12-18 months.

Insights gained from the task force meetings will help the GMAR's Board of Directors determine what products, services and activities the Association should focus on to help members' business.
 
Members' opinions are very valuable as we chart the future course of organized real estate in southeastern Wisconsin. To attend, please RSVP to mike@gmar.ws
GMAR Equal Opportunity Committee Update
Angela Walters shares this short video regarding the issue of steering. Realtors may be "steering," a violation of Article 10 of the REALTORS Code of Ethics, and may not realize it.  
 
Click here to watch a short video from Angela Walters.  

PARADE OF HOMES
REALTOR DAYS - Realtors get in FREE with a business card on Tuesday, August 28 from 4:00-8:00pm
 
The subdivisions featured in the 2018 Parade of Homes include:
 
Lilly Crossing - Brookfield

Lake Country Village - Summit
 
Hidden Hills - Sussex
BUY REAL ESTATE SUPPLIES AT MINUTEMAN PRESS IN BROOKFIELD
We still receive calls asking where the store is. The GMAR Realtor store is closed and Minuteman Press in Brookfield is now selling Real Estate Supplies! Visit them at 13680 W. Capitol Drive, M-F 8am-5pm. If you have any questions, feel free to contact them at 262-781-9622.
All Realtor members should have received an email from SentriLock inviting you to attend a lockbox distribution & training event in September. The email came from notice@sentrilock.com. If you did not receive this email, please be sure to check your spam, trash, etc. If you still cannot find the email, please give the GMAR office a call:
414-778-4929.

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions on electronic lockboxes.
SAVE THE DATE - 1ST ANNUAL WINE & BEER TASTING EVENT
Join the Kettle Moraine Council for their inaugural 
Wine & Beer Tasting Event to benefit GMAR's Youth Foundation
 
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m - 7:30 p.m. 
Location: House of Heileman's on Big Cedar Lake
Cost of Tickets: $25/person 
 
Bus Information:
4:15pm pick up at GMAR
4:30pm pick up at Germantown Park and Ride
4:45pm pick up at West Bend Threshold Parking lot off 33 (Old Pick and Save)
*Bus will leave event at approximately 7:45-8pm
A reservation must be made to ride the bus with Kaye Erdman by September 4
Email: kerdman@firstweber.com Cell: 262-707-4966      
Friday, October 12 is Shredfest
Each GMAR member may bring up to 10 boxes or bags to be shredded. Your cardboard boxes and plastic bags are emptied as you arrive and returned to you.  
REALTOR ® TRAINING | WOW! TOUCHPOINTS
**Free Live Class for Real Estate Professionals**
At this event, we'll discuss the touchpoints you can put in your real estate practice to WOW! your clients! We'll cover systems and structure you can implement to ensure your clients all have a consistently-amazing WOW-experience sure to get you at least one referral from each of your clients, each time you close for them!

This will be a live class taught by Michael Creed, Branch Manager of Envoy Mortgage of Brookfield. You're not going to want to miss this!
Lunch will be served at 11:45 with the presentation starting promptly at 12 Noon with a Q & A to follow. You'll be out and on with your day by 1:00 PM at the latest; likely sooner! 
 
Space is limited so sign up today!
 
Location: GMAR - 12300 W Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53222
Date: Wednesday, September 12 th   
Time: 11:45 Lunch, class starts promptly at noon
To Register (required) and for Full Details visit:   http://EnvoyBrookfield.com/WW
 
HOW REALTORS CAN CUT 2018 TAXES BY $2,500 OR MORE
*A program put on by Bradford and Company

Friday, October 19 from 9:00 am-11:30 am at the GMAR: 12300 W. Center Street
(Please arrive at  8:45 am for registration.
Seminar begins promptly at  9:00 am)
 
 
Discover simple legal tax-reduction strategies that most self-employed or solo business owners miss out on-plus learn how to audit-proof your return!
 
Here are just some of the safe, audit-proof tax-saving tips you will learn:
  • How to deduct maximum entertainment expenses under the new tax law
  • How to use a medical reimbursement plan that can save you and your family thousands of tax dollars every year
  • Tips for maximizing your automobile deductions-including luxury autos-plus easy documentation strategies
  • How to safely qualify your home office for big tax deductions, even if you spend most of your office time at another office
  • How to audit-proof your tax records-so you reduce chances of an audit, but can stand confident if selected randomly
  • Learn how to make the most of your new 20% 199A tax deductions
 
Attendance is limited: Please register for this free event at michelle@gmar.ws 
  
*Bradford and Company is a non-biased educational firm.
This is not a tax-prep class. Since 1989 our seminars have specialized in
tax reduction strategies for the self-employed professional.